Internet governance

2024

IT for Change’s Anita Gurumurthy and Nandini Chami contributed a chapter to the book, Global Communication Governance at the Crossroads. The book engages in debates and discussions focused on the current trends and challenges of communication governance, in addition to analyzing relevant actors and technologies shaping policies in the field. …

2024

On 13 February 2024, Merrin Muhammed Ashraf represented the Global Digital Justice Forum at a virtual consultation convened by the co-facilitators of the intergovernmental process for drafting a Global Digital Compact, which would be annexed to the Pact for the Future. The goal of the consultation was to allow civil society representatives to…

2024

Anita Gurumurthy represented IT for Change at a session titled, ‘All Hands on Deck: Shaping an Inclusive Future of AI’ on 6 February 2024. The discussion was held as part of UNESCO’s ‘Global Forum on the Ethics of AI 2024’ in Kranj, Slovenia.

Artificial intelligence (AI) processes and systems are too important and complex to be decided…

2024

Accelerating Bharat's Digital Agenda is about addressing two critical divides -- the digital divide in meaningful access, and the development divide in the data paradigm

1. The access divides

2024

Anita Gurumurthy from IT for Change participated in CSTD's first open consultation titled 'WSIS at 20: Successes, failures and future expectations' which was organised in the Internet Governance Forum in Kyoto, Japan on 10 October 2023.

The General Assembly adopted the A/70/125 resolution on 16th December 2015, emphasizing the need for a…

2024

The United Nations is developing a code of conduct for information integrity on digital platforms in close consultation with a broad range of civil society groups. The objective is to establish a gold standard guiding actions to strengthen information integrity while vigorously protecting human rights. IT for Change submitted written inputs in…

2024

IT for Change made a submission* to the Working Group on Artificial Intelligence constituted by the Forum on Information and Democracy.

The Working Group invited inputs on three critical areas: (i) development and deployment of AI systems, (ii) accountability regimes, and (iii) governance of AI. In a detailed submission, we highlighted…

2023

IT for Change contributed to the U.S. Copyright Office's call for comments in relation to AI and copyrights. Our input spoke to the significant issues and challenges around consumption and utilization of knowledge – both public and copyrighted – in relation to the developments in the field of AI, and generative AI in particular. Our submission…

2023

Anita Gurumurthy and Deepti Bharthur responded to a call for papers on Global AI Governance by UN Tech Envoy’s office for the first meeting of the Multistakeholder Advisory Body on AI in September 2023.

This paper builds on some key threads from a roundtable on ‘Reframing AI governance through a political economy lens’, convened in June…

2023

In an interview with Anita Gurumurthy and Nandini Chami of IT for Change, Sally Burch (ALAI) explores the concept of “digital intelligence” as a broader conception of AI that takes into account the interaction between human and digital systems. This interview was originally published in Spanish by the digital magazine,…